Dustin Oranchuk, Strength & Conditioning Specialist

Dustin Oranchuk brings 13 years of excellent experience. His most recent, completing a stint abroad in New Zealand and Australia earning a PhD in Sports Science, with a focus on neuromuscular adaptations to resistance training. 

Dustin Oranchuk has a deep background as a strength and conditioning specialist, and as a researcher in several areas of exercise physiology, biomechanics, and sports science. Dustin has worked with teams in the private sector, Canadian Olympic, NCAA, and U-Sports systems. He has also published over 25 peer-reviewed articles in scientific journals and presented at several national and international conferences.

After years of competing in football and weightlifting, Dustin began following his passion in the field of Strength and Conditioning during his Bachelors of Kinesiology studies at Mount Royal University and University of Calgary. Following his undergraduate degree, Dustin had a brief stint working with the Canadian Sports Institute, and later as a Strength and Conditioning coach at a private hockey training facility in Connecticut, USA. Dustin then completed a Master of Science degree in Colorado while serving as the head Strength and Conditioning coach for the University’s swimming, volleyball and basketball teams. He then returned to Calgary and served as the Head Strength and Conditioning coach for Dino’s football team. 

Dustin enjoys utilizing his scientific background to achieve results while educating each athlete/client and navigating ways to make training an enjoyable experience regardless of the goal. He aims to merge his scientific and practical experiences to help Acumen provide a top-notch, comprehensive sports performance system and utilize the scientific method to drive intelligent change. 

What do you do for leisure? 

I try and stay as active as I can, training, playing golf, biking, hunting in the fall. I, also collect bourbon and Jordans.

Most memorable moment in your profession?

My most memorable moment would be when I travelled with the Yankees for their opening day series against Toronto in Toronto in 2018.  I was a Jays fan growing up so it was a cool experience.

Biggest mentor or motivator? 

My biggest mentor  would be Matt Krause, my old boss at the Yankees. He taught me a ton about the business side of Strength and Conditioning.

My biggest motivator is my family.

If you could be invisible, whose conversations would you like to overhear?

The President of the United States

If you had a superpower but could only use it once a month, what would it be? 

The ability to fly and go on a trip once a month.

Favourite holiday? 

Thanksgiving (American)

If you could go back in time which year would you choose to go back to and why? 

1983 So I could watch the Oilers

How do you like your coffee? or caffeine? 

Black!

Tell us something no one would know about you?

My wife’s cousin is the mayor of Oklahoma City